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Forename(s): Francis John
Place of Birth: Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire
Service No: 265750
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-23
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. K. 8.
CWGC Cemetery: POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: LOTHERSDALE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Francis John Kay was the son of William Golding and Mary Kay, née Tilford. William was born at Blackburn, Lancashire and Mary at Wetherby, Yorkshire. Francis was the cousin of Gunner Harry Kay (99645) (q.v.).
1901 Colne, Lancashire Census: 6, William Street - Francis J. Kay, aged 8 years, born Sutton, Yorkshire, son of William G. and Mary Kay.
1911 Lothersdale, Yorkshire Census: Whitting Hall Farm, High Fold - Francis Kay, aged 18 years, born Cowling, Yorkshire. [Francis was living with his sister, Eva, and brother-in-law, Frank N. Shuttleworth, Farmer, by whom he was employed.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Francis J. Kay, 265750, W. Rid. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Francis John Kay, 265750, 1/6 W. Rid. R. Killed Accidently [sic] 23.4.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Francis John Kay, 265750, 1/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 23.4.18 Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister and sole legatee - Mrs. Annie Smith. £49 5s. 6d.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
KAY, J., West Riding Regiment, aged 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kay, Lascelles Hall, Skipton, killed April 23, 1918.
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Private Francis John KAY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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